Foreign Journalists are threat to National security - Nigeria Officials

Published 8 years ago by: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
at 8-02-2012 08:23PM (8 years ago)

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    Officials at Nigeria's main airport in Lagos have locked a group of foreign and national journalists out of the press center, confiscated their equipment and accused them of posing a national security risk.

Officials of the State Security Service and the protocol department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have threatened the journalists with arrest if they try to recover their cameras, voice recorders and other items.

The press center is provided for the use of journalists at the airport, and local journalists say they have used the facility for over 30 years without problems.

The lockout has now been going on for five days, with no real explanation as to the cause.

Journalists believe President Goodluck Jonathan was uncomfortable with reports about people's movements around the airport, including a picture of one traditional leader using a presidential jet.

Others say the dispute arose after officials tried unsuccessfully to suppress reports about a robbery at the airport Wednesday.



http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Journalists-Face-Difficulties-in-Nigeria-138945529.html



kebella at 8-02-2012 08:26PM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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cadanre at 8-02-2012 08:27PM (8 years ago)
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C DIS GURL

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Bachelorette at 8-02-2012 08:31PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: kebella on  8-02-2012 08:26PM
Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

na bad news be dis, abi wetin be dat eyes wen u dey roll?

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amric at 8-02-2012 08:55PM (8 years ago)
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I don't think so

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summy4ever at 8-02-2012 09:04PM (8 years ago)
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Suppressing the press will only complicate present issues
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kebella at 8-02-2012 09:29PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: Bachelorette on  8-02-2012 08:31PM

na bad news be dis, abi wetin be dat eyes wen u dey roll?

i need eye drop mak i see clearly b4 i comment Grin

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kebella at 8-02-2012 09:29PM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: cadanre on  8-02-2012 08:27PM
C DIS GURL
yu don see ghost madam Huh?

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